A couple weeks before the US Championship, GM Timur Gareev took a cue from reigning GM Gata Kamsky in the East Coast and took clear first at a strong Far West Open in Reno, Nevada.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:42 am
Four exceptional chess players will take their places in history when
two are inducted into the World Chess Hall of Fame and two into U.S.
Chess Hall of Fame during a ceremony on May 7, 2014.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 4:45 pm
Bill Mason died in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland on March 16, 2014. Steve Mayer remembers the influential DC area player.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 1:56 pm
The USCF is pleased to announce that 181 players have qualified to participate
in the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Durban, South Africa,
from Sept 18-30.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 9:47 am
GM Gata Kamsky took clear first at the Philadelphia Open on the way to his US Champs title defense in Saint Louis in two weeks. Check out his thoughts on the event and key games.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 6:55 am
14-year-old Akshat Chandra of the Quest to GM blog writes about earning his first norm at the GM Norm Invitational at the Marshall Chess Club.
Posted: April 19, 2014, 5:51 am
A strong Philadelphia Open is underway, with over ten participating Grandmasters, including reigning US Champion Gata Kamsky.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:46 am
On Saturday, April 12th, 2014, The University of Texas at Brownsville (USA) defeated The University of Warsaw (Poland) in a friendly online match.
Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:00 am
The #1 US player Hikaru Nakamura has a new sponsor: Redbull. I think working with Red Bull might give chess more exposure; it's a first step in changing the image.”
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:16 pm
GMs Georg Meier, Manuel Leon Hoyos, Alejandro Ramirez, Wesley So and NM Tansul Turgut tied for first at the strong Bill Wright Saint Louis Open last weekend, a precursor to the upcoming US Chess Championships.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 6:19 pm
Romain Edouard won the Dubai Open Chess Championship by taking advantage of other competitors’ many miscalculations.
Posted: April 20, 2014, 5:00 am
For the second year in a row, Webster University of St. Louis won the Final Four of chess, although Texas Tech almost pulled an upset.
Posted: April 13, 2014, 5:00 am
Ilya Gurevich and Tal Shaked won the World Junior Chess Championships in the 1990s, but neither of them pursued chess careers as adults.
Posted: April 6, 2014, 5:00 am
Viswanathan Anand, who lost his title to Magnus Carlsen, held a commanding lead in the tournament to determine this year’s challenger.
Posted: March 30, 2014, 5:00 am
Moves discovered with the help of programs have led to lively and decisive matches at the Candidates tournament in Russia this month.
Posted: March 23, 2014, 5:00 am
Most of the world’s top players descended on Europe to compete in either the Candidates tournament or the European Individual Chess Championship.
Posted: March 16, 2014, 5:00 am
Viswanathan Anand has a special relationship with Germany’s Budesliga, a lucrative source of income for players trying to earn a living at chess.
Posted: March 9, 2014, 5:00 am
Baadur Jobava of the republic of Georgia won the International Open Tournament, an event held in honor of one of the greatest players of the 20th century.
Posted: March 2, 2014, 5:00 am
Princeton University’s “A” squad was only the second team to ever win the Amateur Team East championship two years in a row, and the last time that happened was in the mid-1970s.
Posted: February 23, 2014, 5:00 am
Ivan Cheparinov, who was ranked as No. 17 in the tournament field, won a playoff to take the crown at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival.
Posted: February 16, 2014, 5:00 am
Live games with triple engine analysis
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:15 am
FIDE, the FIDE Arbiters’ Commission and the All India Chess Federation announce the Asian workshop for the training of the International Arbiters in English language. The workshop will be held in New Delhi, India, from 27 June 2014 (arrival) to 29 June 2014 (departure). The venue will be Park Plaza Delhi Hotel (4*), where the [...]
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:54 am
New In Chess magazine is now available on all three major platforms for digital magazine publishing. The free New In Chess apps for Kindle Fire and Android Tablets can be downloaded in the Amazon App Store and Google Play App Store respectively. The magazine has been available on iPad since January. All readers will receive [...]
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:19 am
The FIDE Women World Rapid and Blitz Championships 2014 started today at the Ugra Chess Academy in Khanty-Mansiysk, with former Olympic Champion in biathlon Evgeniy Redkin making the first honorary move in the game Gunina – Khotenashvili. 34 female players from 14 countries are competing for the title and prize fund of $50,000. After the [...]
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:50 am
The 13th Asian Continental Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships are taking place 16th to 26th April 2014 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The top five from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The 2014 Asian Women’s champion qualifies for the 2015 Women’s World Championship. After seven rounds of play [...]
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:01 am
The Sydney International Open is taking place from 22st to 27th April, 2014 at Parramatta Town Hall, in Sydney, the most populous city of Australia. The event is a 9 round Open tournament with cash prizes totaling 14,200 $. The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for [...]
Posted: April 23, 2014, 7:13 pm
Mitropa Cup 2014 is organized by the Slovak Chess Federation from 22nd to 31st May at the City Hotel Kultura Ruzomberok, A. Bernolaka 1, Slovakia. The following chess federations are entitled to take part in the Mitropa Cup 2014 competition: Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland. Mitropa Cup is [...]
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:22 pm
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) and the Singapore Chess Federation are organizing the FIDE World Amateur Chess Championships 2014 from 25th April to 4th May in Singapore. The tournament will be played according to Swiss System in 9 Rounds. The Playing Hall is the Pasir Ris Sports Hall (situated within Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation [...]
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:16 pm
The 18th edition of Neckar Open took place from 17th to 21st April, 2014 in Deizisau, Germany. It was divided into three independent tournaments (A-Open > 1800; B-Open < 2000; C-Open < 1400). The format of the master section was 9 rounds Swiss with prize fund in the amount of 12,050 €. GM Viktor Laznicka [...]
Posted: April 23, 2014, 8:51 am
Live games with analysis
Posted: April 23, 2014, 8:34 am
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